Species

Habitat restoration to conserve Asia endemic primate, Phayre´s Leaf Monkey, in Myanmar

Phayre´s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei) distributes in the tropical Asia and mainly inhabits Southeast Asia. It is listed as endangered species in IUCN Red List since its population is at risk of becoming extinct or threatened by anthropogenic activities. Hunting stress and habitat loss are main causes for declining the population. It is also listed as CITES Appendix II in order to control the illegal trade. In Myanmar, Phayre's leaf monkey is given high priority for protection and it was listed as ´completely protected animals´ by the national wildlife law.

Facilitating Collaborative Responses to Environmental Crime through a Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors (CEL official event)

This workshop introduces an ambitious initiative to strengthen the capacity of public prosecutors and attorneys general to respond to poor compliance with environmental laws related to the illegal trade in flora, fauna and hazardous substances that compromise ecosystems and undermine nature´s resilience. The Global Network of Environmental Prosecutors (GNEP) is a collaborative leadership effort that links prosecutors globally to share information and best practices and builds capacity to carry out their work effectively.

Bioacoustics for species monitoring - a new tool for Red List assessment?

Bioacoustic monitoring and classification of animal songs has developed into a powerful tool for measuring and monitoring vocalizing species, particularly in habitats where visual observations are difficult or even impossible, such as tropical rainforests or at sea. Results from recent bioacoustic surveys illustrate the potential of the method, but also challenges and bottlenecks impeding further progress.

Mr. Goodfish, a sustainable seafood programme

The European programme Mr.Goodfish, launched by the World Ocean Network and developed in Spain (Aquarium Finisterrae), France (Nausicaá, Centre National de la Mer) and Italy (Acquario di Genova) aims to preserve seafood resources by suggesting positive buying and consuming decisions so as to ensure that there will still be fish and seashells in the sea tomorrow.

Implementation of the UN Decade on Biodiversity with a focus on South East Asian countries

The Decade on Biodiversity is the global strategic framework for biodiversity conservation since COP10 of CBD, Nagoya in 2010. Especially the targets on awareness raising, involving citizens in actions, conserving wild places and species together with related policy work are fields of activity where zoos and aquariums can contribute and make a difference. Globally, zoos and aquariums receive more than 700 Mio visitors each year - a huge potential for involvement and conveying the conservation messages.

Biodiversity Conservation for Development in the South through South-South Cooperation

The south country comprises over 70% of the earth’s biodiversity but it has been given less attention for conserving their resources in terms of policies. It is obvious that the biodiversity resources in the tropical south countries are not only in high richness but also in danger of extinction due to the excessive utilization and habitats degradation. Thus the effective action plan and management strategies are urgently needed to increase resilience the deterioration of nature resources.

Mobilizing knowledge for enhanced governance of trade in wildlife between Africa and China

The value of Africa-China trade has grown almost ten-fold from USD10 billion in 2000 to over USD91 billion in 2009, making China Africa´s largest trading partner. From 2001-2009, Africa exported over 4.7 billion USD worth of timber products to China, fisheries products worth 16 million USD and nearly 23 million USD worth wild medicinal plants. Sustaining the use of Africa´s wild plants and animals at this scale will be a considerable challenge.

IUCN´s Flagship Knowledge Products: working towards technical and operational linkages

IUCN´s knowledge products include The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (which will be linked to the Global Invasive Species Database); The WDPA (with UNEP WCMC); the developing IUCN Red List of Ecosystems and Key Biodiversity Areas. Each of these are at a different stage of development in terms of the conceptual / technical side, the tools for inputting data (Species Information Service), websites and databases. As IUCN moves into the next Programme period it is important to determine how best to further develop these products and make operational links between them.

Towards sustainable sourcing of wild plants: FairWild +4

The FairWild Standard provides a set of best practice guidelines for the sustainable use and trade in wild harvested plants, and ingredients thereof.

The Guadix Basin (Granada, Spain): two million years of geodiversity underpinning biodiversity.

The Guadix Basin (Granada, Spain) presents an exceptional Quaternary paleontological record of large mammals and a unique sedimentary record of climate and paleoenvironmental changes which are the basis for an innovative set of actions in this Mediterranean region of southwest Europe. The poster shows how well-planned management allows for the conservation and proper public use of highly-vulnerable and non-renewable paleobiological resources and modern semiarid badlands, both of them unique for Europe.

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